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Best of Canberra – Tacos

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s Tuesday and my favourite thing about this day of the week is the humble taco.  If you are not yet aware of the phenomenon that is Taco Tuesday, it is time to get acquainted. There are a number of institutions in Canberra where you can find cheap tacos to brighten up this mid-week evening. Whatever [...]

What does the ACT think about the death penalty?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Inside my backyard shed are two signs that my fiancé and I recently made. The signs read, “Indonesia, we love you but please tell your Government to stop killing Australian citizens”. Over the past month or so, I have spoken on various radio stations and contributed to numerous public forums against the state sanctioned killing of [...]

The Canberra Night Noodle Markets

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 27 February 2015 to 8 March 2015. ] Earlier this year it was announced that Canberra was going to be introduced to the Noodle Markets made famous by Melbourne and Sydney, and it has been the talk of the town ever since. When I lived in Sydney, the Noodle Markets were another one of those events that I already have marked out in my [...]

Local game developer launches crowdfunding campaign

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Local game developer Whale Hammer Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its turn-based tactics role-playing game (RPG), Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire. Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire is an episodic, turn-based tactics RPG set in a world that has fallen into a medieval dark age after the collapse of space faring civilisation. Once, it [...]

Chic Henry and the tram to nowhere?

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve had a couple of long conversations with Summernats’ Chic Henry, who is tossing up whether to run in the 2016 ACT election. He told me that the Liberals want him to stand but one of the reasons he hasn’t yet committed is his age. If he were fifteen years younger he’d have no hesitation, but [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Juice

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I quite enjoy a good fresh juice. When I’m out for weekend breakfast with my mates, I’m always the indulgent one that orders a coffee and a juice. This week I put the word out to RiotACT readers for the best juice in Canberra.  Votes came in for a few of the markets around town – there [...]

Should Norfolk Island be self governed?

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The bun fight between the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and the Commonwealth Government regarding governance of the island has been going on for decades. The island has about 2000 permanent residents and they are Australian citizens. It has an interesting history dating back to 1856 when the bounty mutineers moved from Pitcairn Island to Norfolk Island. [...]

Murder charge; man to face court

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has charged a 40-year-old man with murder following an incident in Calwell yesterday afternoon (Saturday, February 28) in which a 28-year-old woman was killed. Police were called to the Duggan St apartment block around 4.40pm, responding to reports of a disturbance at the location. Upon attending, police found forced entry to the apartment, and the [...]

Light rail and intersections?

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

According to Capital Metro: Who will have priority at traffic lights? A level of priority is typically provided for light rail to help the service run efficiently. This occurs as a part of planning that helps the light sequencing to support the major traffic flow (such as the inbound traffic in the morning peak). This means that [...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 screen repairer?

I recently cracked the screen on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Trying to find the best place to get it repaired because I’ve experienced a lot of dodgy people… Hope you can help. Much appreciated.

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: The Juggernaut, Braddon

Have you been looking for the Juggernaut? If you were wondering where this coffee trailer has been, well it’s been everywhere! After opening on West Row in the city last year, the Juggernaut moved out to Aranda shops temporarily, until Sunday night when it appeared on Lonsdale St, Braddon. The Juggernaut has been a favourite coffee [...]

Old Timey made new again

[ 27 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Pretty frocks and pinstriped suits will fill the RUC Turner Bowling Club this Friday night for the third Old Timey Music Revue. The night will open with Dr Leo Joseph, Canberra's finest exponent of...Show More Summary

Canberra – a little piece of somewhere other than Australia

What’s up with Canberra’s obsession with feral and introduced trees and shrubs? I think Canberra fits much better into a European landscape – one filled with deciduous trees and no understorey – rather than an Australian landscape of diversity and bush. Show More Summary

Recommendations for good, reliable builder?

I know there have been lots of comments regarding builders on the site (most advising that I should run to the hills in fear), but we have taken the plunge and we are building a house so I would love some feedback. We are looking to build a sustainable, energy efficient, modern feel house and would like [...]

Why is Canberra Australia’s fittest city?

According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data, almost three out of four Canberra residents participate in sport or some sort of physical activity – the highest rate out of anywhere in Australia. It is pretty easy to see that Canberra is an active city. Everyone I know plays some sort of sport or regularly goes to [...]

Seeking a new future for Canberra planning

The Canberra heritage lobby is engaged in a public stoush with the government as a result of the heritage ruling to hang onto one of the Northbourne Towers. I disagree with the heritage decision, as my view is that these towers are not worth fighting for. However, I share the concern that we will most likely [...]

Acting for the fun of it with Peter Wilkins

Long-time Canberra theatre teacher Peter Wilkins is running a series of acting courses throughout 2015. Acting for the Fun of it courses Acting for the Fun of it Sunday February 15 – Sunday March 29 A course for beginners. Build confidence. Learn a variety of performance skills. Meet friends. Brush Up Your Shakespeare Sunday May 10 – Sunday June 10 Practical performance [...]

Canberra musical on its way to Melbourne

After finishing college, most Canberra kids face the challenging decision to either head to university or start an entry-level position in the local career factory that is the public service. For Alex Moffat, neither of these options seemed appealing. So, after enjoying a gap year in 2014, he set himself on a path to creative fulfilment [...]

Gwyn Ashton at the Harmonie German Club, Fri 13 March

[ 13 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Multi-instrumentalist Gwyn Ashton is an eclectic live performer blending roots, blues, alternative and ethnic music, fusing them together with alternate-tuned electro-acoustic instruments such as Weissenborn...Show More Summary

‘In the Spirit of Banjo’ Tim the Yowie Man book launch

[ 2 March 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] “Water plunges 40 metres off the cliff top with so much gusto that the morning sun rising upstream creates a rainbow through the water spray. It reaches from one side of the falls to the other. Overhead, a lone wedge-tailed eagle, flirting on the updrafts, is dwarfed by the gaping gorge that opens up like [...]

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